Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 59  ·  IC 63  ·  The star Navi (γCas)

Image of the day 12/01/2015

    IC 59 and IC 63, 



    
        

            Emmanuel
    IC 59 and IC 63
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    IC 59 and IC 63

    Image of the day 12/01/2015

      IC 59 and IC 63, 



    
        

            Emmanuel
      IC 59 and IC 63
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      IC 59 and IC 63

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

      Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

      Mounts: Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6 GT

      Guiding cameras: Lodestar Autoguider Starlight Express

      Focal reducers: Takahashi Reducer QE 0,73x

      Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  CCDStack  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS 6

      Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon 36mm LRGB E Series Gen 2

      Accessory: ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  OAG


      Dates:Nov. 13, 2015Nov. 14, 2015

      Frames:
      Astrodon 36mm LRGB E Series Gen 2: 360x30" (3h) -10C bin 1x1
      Astrodon Ha 3nm: 18x600" (3h) -10C bin 1x1

      Integration: 6h

      Flats: ~20

      Bias: ~20

      Avg. Moon age: 2.12 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 5.22%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

      Mean SQM: 18.00

      Mean FWHM: 3.00

      Temperature: 15.00


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 3557768

      RA center: 1h 0' 2"

      DEC center: +60° 55' 48"

      Pixel scale: 2.394 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 176.102 degrees

      Field radius: 0.990 degrees


      Resolution: 1713x2437

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      My latest image is an IC59 and IC 63 emission and reflection nebulae, located about 600 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.

      All frames captured from the light polluted area of Thessaloniki. My Sky Quality Meter measured aprox. 18-18.7 mag/arcsec2

      The final image produced from a complex combination of Ha, red, green and blue filters.

      Equipment:

      Takahashi FSQ-106ED with Camera Atik 460ex.

      Guiding with Atik OAG & Lodestar Autoguider.

      Capture details:

      Ha 18x600sec. Bin 1x1 at -10c

      RGB 120X30sec. Bin 1x1 at -10c each filter.

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      IC 59 and IC 63, 



    
        

            Emmanuel